Elder Justice Newsletter Highlights “No Harm” Deficiencies – LTCCC

June 25, 2020

Below is a link to our latest Elder Justice Newsletter, published jointly with the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Substandard care and insufficient staffing are widespread and serious problems that have been in the news all too often lately. The nursing home industry has complained for decades that facilities don’t get...

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New York Lawmakers Want To Strip Nursing Homes of Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity – New York Post

June 22, 2020
NY State Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Two state legislators from New York City have announced a bill that would repeal the controversial law that shields nursing homes and hospitals from liability during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Post. On April 3, Governor Cuomo signed the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act, granting healthcare...

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Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Q&A for New York Frontline Healthcare Workers

June 15, 2020
A frontline healthcare worker tends to a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are a frontline healthcare worker, chances are you or one of your co-workers became ill and were unable to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 78,000 of these essential workers across the U.S. have contracted the coronavirus so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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LET OUR PEOPLE IN: A Blueprint for Restoring Residents’ Rights to Visitation and Care – LTCCC

June 12, 2020
Bedsores can occur when nursing home patients are neglected, and can lead to serious infections and even death.

Background. Visits from family and friends are vital to the health and well-being of residents in long term care facilities. In addition to providing the social connection and emotional support that all humans need to thrive, visitors provide essential monitoring and care. Too many residents have been robbed of this essential...

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Find Out The Latest Breaking News About The Coronavirus and Nursing Homes at Dalli & Marino’s New York State COVID-19 Resource Center

June 10, 2020
Dalli & Marino's COVID-19 Resource Center for New York State nursing homes

Dalli & Marino, LLP continues to work for you and your families during the COVID-19 crisis. As part of our commitment, we’ve launched our New York State Nursing Homes COVID-19 Resource Center, dedicated to helpful news and information about the powerful, known effects of the pandemic on skilled nursing facility...

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Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Deaths Surge And Could Even Be Higher According to Latest CDC Data – NPR

June 7, 2020

More than 60,000 front-line healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 while more than 300 have died according to an NPR story on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). What’s more disturbing is that the data doesn’t provide a complete picture of the coronavirus...

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NYC Councilman Says Bipartisan Pressure Mounting for Probe of Cuomo’s “Backward” Nursing Home Order – FOX News

May 28, 2020

New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli told FOX News there are now bipartisan calls for an investigation of Governor Cuomo’s controversial order on March 25 that required nursing homes to accept or re-admit all COVID-19 positive patients. Borelli said that elected officials should be given some “leeway” in making hard...

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CMS Guidance on Coronavirus Raises Concerns About Unmet Care Needs and Poor Oversight – LTCCC

May 20, 2020
Young boy visiting his grandmother at a nursing home from outside a window

COVID-19 (more commonly known as coronavirus) is a pandemic, which means that the disease has spread worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While the virus may be fatal in all age groups, it poses a significant risk...

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Residents Fear Nursing Home Legal Immunity Amid Crisis – Barron’s

May 19, 2020

Advocates and attorneys for nursing home residents warn that many states – including New York – have granted immunity to skilled nursing facilities for care they provide during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a story by Eleanor Laise in Barron’s. Advocates for the elderly fear that such blanket protection will...

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Nursing Home COVID-19 Reporting Rules To Be Strengthened – NPR

April 22, 2020
Two workers entering a nursing home

The federal government will now require all U.S. nursing homes to disclose to residents and their families if staff or any other residents have contracted the coronavirus according to NPR. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says notification must come within the first 12 hours of a confirmed...

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